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Become a Member

As a CARE centre member, you have access to our Supports Training & Access to Regulated-employment Services (STARS) program. This program supports Internationally Educated Nurses who have decided to settle in the province of Ontario.

Membership Includes:

  • A dedicated Case Manager
  • Language supports
  • Exam preparation supports
  • Settlement referral
  • Observational job shadowing
  • Employment supports
  • Academic supports
  • A one-year student membership to the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) or the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN)
  • iCELBAN assessment
  • Unlimited case management support
  • Mentorship opportunities with expert nurses in practice settings

Membership Requirements:

  • Permanent Residents of Ontario, Canadian Citizens, Convention Refugees, and Refugee Claimants who are eligible to work in Ontario
  • Completed Nursing Program outside Canada with licensure from the country of where nursing was practiced
  • IENs with proof of CLB 7 or higher, achievable through CARE Centre’s Language Assessment process
  • Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) visa holders can now apply 
    – Open work permit
    – Have a 900 series SIN
    – Meet EO program eligibility and suitability requirements

Membership Fees:

There is a one-time, non-refundable membership fee of $150 to join CARE Centre.  Extra course and material costs vary depending on your individual action plan. Speak to a CARE Centre Case Manager about financial supports available to IENs.


If you meet the membership requirements, complete and submit the application form.  A CARE Centre staff member will review and contact you.


The following approved websites will help you understand the timelines and process to become a nurse in Ontario.

CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses

365 Bloor Street East, Suite 1901,
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
(416) 226-2800

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